Primal Blueprint Anyone?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I'm curious if anyone here on Eden has tried the Primal Blueprint? I would very much like to do it — 100% commitment, not the 30-70 I'm currently managing — but the rest of my family acts as though I'm suggesting we eat live grubs, and there has been a fair bit of sabotage on their part, bringing pasta and other grains into the house.

If someone here has been able to make the switch please share your story. I need inspiration and motivation!
06/30/2011
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MaryExy MaryExy
I'm guessing this is the diet my sister's ex was on... he didn't last long with my sister's eating habits, though
06/30/2011
Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
This isn't the diet I'm doing, but feel sabotaged (whether intentional or not) from my family as well after telling them I plan to switch my kids and I to a vegan diet. Dairy has been the biggest obstacle so far, since my Mom and everyone else are convinced that it is an absolute necessity and that I'm being a horrible Mom for cutting it out.

Just one of the many reasons I wish I could move away!
07/03/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
wow...it looks exactly like the same diet scams that've been going on for years!

I make it a point to write off any person/group that requires you to buy into something before trying it out.
07/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I have to agree with JR. It looks scammy to me.

When one changes one's diet, others in the household have the right to eat what they choose, too.

I have severe allergies, as well as food intolerances. I don't force people in my life to never eat the foods I'm sensitive to. (Although cooking shrimp in the house can't be allowed because I will black out from the smell. But they can cook them in a pan on the grill or get them in restaurants.) I have a LOT of food restrictions, but the other people in my life are free to eat what they choose.

If you want to go on this diet, its up to you. But other people in your life also have the right to eat what they choose, as well.

Human diet evolved as we became better at farming and in contact with other societies. I don't buy into "cave man" diets or "this is how everyone has to eat" schemes. You are free to eat what you like, but others also have the choice to eat what they please.

Good luck.
07/04/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I have to agree with JR. It looks scammy to me.

When one changes one's diet, others in the household have the right to eat what they choose, too.

I have severe allergies, as well as food intolerances. I don't force people in ... More
I don't expect others in my household to give up those foods, but a little support would be appreciated during meal planning. Especially if I'm going to be doing the cooking. They can stuff their faces with grains all day long at work and outside the house if it pleases them. Is it too much to ask that they not bitch and moan if I make a dinner that it meat and vegetables only?

Gimmicky diets... at this point, who knows who is right? There is very little advice available, but there is an overabundance of marketing. Don't count on the USDA to sort things since they shape the food pyramid (it's a plate now, right?) not according to any science but according to whatever section of the farming or agriculture industry has their knickers in a twist.

Mark Sisson is selling a product/methodology, but it's a system that appeals to me because it stresses using locally-grown, organic produce and sustainable meats, and avoiding processed foods. I'll take that over the master cleanse: drinking a maple syrup, cayenne pepper and lemon juice cocktail for a week.
07/04/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I really don't trust the FDA and USDA after their rulings on genetically modified foods.

Eating more unprocessed, whole foods is great, so is getting as much local stuff as you can get.
07/05/2011
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